I've gotten a used HEQ5 Pro mount and want to mount my 8" Newtonian which is the SkyWatcher 200P Dobsonian telescope, to the mount. The mount that I have does not have any dovetail on it, and I got no accessories for the mount just yet.
I got the mount cause I'm building up an AP rig, and will be putting my Canon 70D DSLR on the mount. The plan is to start with some wide-field AP using the standard lens on the camera ( focal length of 87), and then move on to longer focal lengths. However, I want to also get the 200P on the mount because of GoTo capabilities and see how I can do so and how the experience would be.
So the question is, what kind of dovetail, and what size, do I need to be able to mount the 200P on HEQ5? Where can I find proper-sized tube rings? The rings I think should be 235mm in diameter. I know the 200P would not be the best fit for AP, so the initial plan is to use it for visual observing, but wouldn't mind using the T-ring to put the DSLR to 200P to see what I can get. Any words of advice?
Thanks for reading,
Edited by astro.babak, 26 January 2020 - 04:36 PM.